My earliest memories include “working” with my Dad whether he was building, fixing, or maintaining something and in the process making it better than the original. I do not ever remember taking our vehicles to a mechanic or seeing a repairman at our house. If it needed to be done my Dad and I did it. These make up many of my fondest memories.
I learned my work ethic from my Dad. He was meticulous, hardworking, and never gave up until he figured it out. He had the mind of an engineer and I learned so much from him. Others often marvelled at his work. I know I certainly did. He always said, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” That has always stuck with me and it is how I guide myself. I miss my Dad terribly and two of the ways I honour his memory is by using his quote as the tag line for my business and continuing with the quality work that he taught me over a lifetime.
I followed in the “family business” and spent nearly 30 years as a law enforcement professional. Throughout all of those years my Dad and I…and I alone…continued to do the carpentry, maintenance, repair, and renovation work that we enjoyed so much. Essentially, I have a lifetime of experience with “handyman” work.
Now that I have retired from my career I am enjoying the change of pace by focusing on my new business. I enjoy the variety that this work has to offer and I get a special thrill out of making people happy by bringing their visions to life whether its with a new floor, removing a wall, or a fresh coat of paint.